SUNY Fredonia Non-Discrimination Statement
Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse
community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational
opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without
regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability,
sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing
genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal
conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community
(including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected
to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against
based upon a protected characteristic.
The University’s policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations
prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title
IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State
Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual
harassment and sexual violence.
Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies
prohibiting discrimination may be directed to Dr. Bill Boerner, Chief Diversity Officer at William.firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education’s Office
for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500; Tel. (646) 428-3800;
A SUNY-wide grievance procedure is available to all students and employees in cases
of discrimination. If you feel you have been a victim of discrimination for any of
the above reasons, feel free to contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Persons who wish to initiate such a grievance or complaint should also consult the
Dispute Resolution page for detailed information on the filing process.
An employee or student who participates in the procedure has the right to do so without
fear of retaliation. It will be made clear that retaliation against an employee, a
student or a witness who has filed a discrimination complaint will result in appropriate
sanctions or other disciplinary action as covered by collective bargaining agreements,
and/or applicable University policies.